Hearing Aids

My child with CdLS is 6 months old. A recent audiological evaluation determined that she is profoundly deaf and recommends hearing aids. 1 - What sizes do hearing aids come in? She is now 8 lbs., 5 oz. 2 - Is there a benefit to waiting until she is one year old or a larger size? 3 - Would we be losing time in terms of gaining speech and language if we wait? 4 - How are infants fitted for hearing aids?

Hearing aids can be fitted to children of any age. There is a major advantage to fitting aids as early as possible.  You should always maximize hearing to help speech and language.

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